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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Dec 30, 2007 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My wife hates The Grateful Dead

since I'm a woman I thought I would tell you about how I got 'hooked' on the dead. granted I was 16 years old at the time... but still...

know how we call shakedown street 'disco dead'... that's how my high school boyfriend got me started. he gave me shakedown as my first tape and i listened til i knew all the words! :) then american beauty...then working man's dead. and eventually, reckoning, which was always my favorite. :)

I say start her out with studio first, then live stuff.

this approach has worked on my children. :) they don't like everything, but have 'favorite songs'. :)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 30, 2007 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My wife hates The Grateful Dead

Just got thru telling my own wife about this thread...which I LOVE b/c we've gone thru this now for SO many roads--me playing waaaaayyyy too much Dead and her begging to please not have to listen to yet another version of EYES from a live show.

Her suggestions (since there IS some Dead she likes--in small doses) is to not push so much. Let the spouse in question discover what she likes on her own, w/out the constant barrage of songs (many of them the same but different versions) over and over again.

Back before I started the overkill she enjoyed RECKONING, the EYES from Nassau featuring Branford Marsalis, and some Bobby tunes like ESAU.

But no Donna. She HATES Donna. (Which is problematic since my favorite Dead era is smack dab in the "Donna years" of '77-'79.

Just her two cents from a similarly beleagured wife of a Dead head!

p.s. She says she also likes "Althea" and "that one version of Peggy-O" (5/5/77)...but she still hates "that dumb Wheel song." Oh, well. I take my victories where and when I can.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2007-12-30 22:21:06

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Dec 30, 2007 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My wife hates The Grateful Dead

ok- speaking of donna, wanta laugh?

my youngest daughter Danielle completely 'hates' donna too- she says to me 'mom, she ruins the song!' ha!

well I went to DSO last night, and Donna opened up with her new band the tricksters, and Danielle says to me before I left for the show...."I hope she doesn't ruin the songs mom!"

LOL!! :)

btw, Danielle's favorite song is UJB. :) she's 11.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 31, 2007 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My wife hates The Grateful Dead

LOL!

I can't WAIT to tell my wife that story--she'll love it! (She also will have trouble believing there's a female "Grateful Dead Gnome", which is what she calls us ;-)

Happy New Year to you and yours, Dancin'!

GC

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